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Everett Silvertips 2024 WHL Draft Summary

May 9, 2024 - Western Hockey League (WHL)
Everett Silvertips News Release


EVERETT, Wash. - Landon DuPont headlines a new crop of prospects acquired by the Everett Silvertips during Thursday's WHL Prospects Draft.

Rd. 1, 1 ovr: Landon DuPont, D, Edge School U18 Prep

DuPont is just the second WHL prospect to ever be granted Exceptional Status for eligibility to play a full season at just 15 years old. The 5-foot-11, 170-pound DuPont racked up 19 goals and 43 assists over 30 games with Edge School U18 Prep, plus an additional 16 points in five playoff games. A CSSHL champion, First-Team All-Star, Top Defenseman and Playoff MVP, DuPont is the most heralded prospect in Everett Silvertips history. A full recap can be found HERE.

Rd. 1, 19 ovr: Mirco Dufour, C, Edge School U15 Prep

Dufour, a Rocky View, AB native, was a goal-per-game player at Edge School U15 Prep in 2023-24, logging 21 goals and 21 assists over 21 games played. He tallied 12 points in six games at the John Reid Bantam Tournament, and netted three goals and an assist at the 2024 Alberta Cup with Team Blue. A full recap can be found HERE.

Rd. 2, 39 ovr: Jaxon Pisani, D, St. Albert Sabres U15 AAA

Pisani had a wildly successful 2023-24 in St. Albert, posting nine goals and 37 assists in 34 games played en route to an AEHL U15 Championship. The 5-foot-10, 150-pound blueliner was named an AEHL Second-Team All-Star for his efforts. Pisani is the son of former NHL forward Fernando Pisani.

Rd. 3, 51 ovr: Eddy Spytz, C, St. George's School U15 Prep

Spytz, a 5-foot-10, 160-pound forward from Oak Bay, B.C., recorded 18 goals and 24 assists for 42 points in 27 games played at St. George's School U15 Prep in 2023-24. The year prior, he accumulated 84 points in 32 games played with the JPHL's Island Wild 14U.

Rd. 5, 90 ovr: William Picklyk, C, Eastman Selects U15 AAA

Picklyk, a 5-foot-10, 151-pound forward from Russell, MB, finished as the top scorer for Eastman Selects U15 AAA last season, collecting 36 goals and 46 assists in 32 games played. He tacked on six goals and 16 assists in 11 playoff games as well, and was named a WAAA U15 Second-Team All-Star.

Rd. 5, 108 ovr: Kasey Gleim, RW, Swift Current Broncos U15 AA

Gleim, a 5-foot-9, 125-pound winger from Chaplin, SK, led his team with 31 goals with 27 assists through 26 games played with the Swift Current Broncos U15 AA. He added 15 points in seven playoff games, and earned a two-game call-up to the Swift Current Legionnaires U18 AAA.

Rd. 6, 125 ovr: Lucas Wiercioch, D, Fraser Valley Thunderbirds U15 AAA

Wiercioch, a 5-foot-10, 156-pound blueliner from Mission, B.C., registered nine goals and 13 assists over 30 games with Fraser Valley Thunderbirds U15 AAA en route to a 2024 BCEHL U15 championship.

Rd. 6, 130 ovr: Damen Vanderberg, C, Lethbridge Golden Hawks U15 AAA

Vanderberg, a 5-foot-10, 170-pound forward from Lethbridge, AB, led the Golden Hawks in goals with 27 in 2023-24 with 19 assists. He also skated with Team Red at the 2024 Alberta Cup.

Rd. 6, 131 ovr: Linden Delleman, F, North Zone Kings U15 AA

Delleman, a 5-foot-11, 151-pound forward from Salmon Arm, B.C., notched 25 goals with 37 assists for 62 points in 20 games played with the North Zone Kings U15 AA. He also played one game with the Thompson Blazers U15 AAA, a game in which he recorded three goals and an assist.

Rd. 8, 174 ovr: Colton Bush, G, Langley Hockey Academy U15

Bush, a 5-foot-10, 154-pound netminder from Coquitlam, B.C., posted a 10-8-0 record for Langley Hockey Academy U15 in the JPHL last season. He totaled a .919 save percentage and a 3.06 goals-against average. In the postseason, he finished with a .923 save percentage and 2.91 goals-against average over six games.

Transactions

Acquired Jesse Sanche (G, '06) from Kamloops for Niko Tsakumis (D, '05), 2026 second-round pick

Acquired Tyler MacKenzie (RW, '04) from Medicine Hat for 2024 third-round pick (64th-overall)

Acquired 2027 ninth-round pick from Wenatchee for 2024 ninth-round pick (196th-overall)


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